Description : Text for early childhood workers and students preparing to enter the profession. Addresses the requirements of the Quality Improvement and Accreditaion system and the new curriculum for Certificate 111 and Diploma of Children's Services. Topics covered include communication, interviews, communities, team membership, team leadership, families, public speaking and advocacy. Includes references. Hughes is a lecturer in communications in the faculty of arts at Deakin University. MacNaughton is a senior lecturer in education in the faculty of education at the University of Melbourne.
Description : A thought-provoking text which will make practitioners examine their children's behaviour and play in a fresh light'- Christine Marsh, Manchester Metropolitan University 'A major contribution to the international literature on gender in Early Childhood .... Glenda MacNaughton has done a terrific job in making difficult theory accessible for teachers and student teachers. Her consistent use of plentiful examples and explorations of how different theories held by teachers might impact on their practice will be tremendously useful to teachers and teacher educators ' - Debbie Epstein, Centre for Research and Education on Gender, Institute of Education, London `Invaluable for early chil
Description : This books focus is on developing communication skills that will support educators' capacity to succeed in complex and dynamic teaching environments. Communicating with diverse individuals and groups in the early childhood setting requires proficiency in skills that include active listening, showing empathy, being assertive, interviewing, managing conflict, managing change, and working in teams.
Description : Children flourish in their development and learning when practitioners and parents work together. Childrens' development and learning are further enhanced when interconnected knowledge and understanding work together. In this new edition the authors guide readers in understanding of child development. They highlight the need for those who work with young children to become reflective practitioners. Through a focus on the introduction of nursery rhymes, finger rhymes, action songs and poetry cards, the authors provide a gentle, child-friendly way to develop literacy 0-7. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book includes: - Case studies and examples - Discussion of the primary framework - Inclusion of schools as an educational setting - Age-appropriate activities - Further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter This book is useful for teachers, practitioners, teaching assistants and childminders and for anyone working with children from birth to seven years in nursery and primary schools, children's centres, foundation units, and at home. Tina Bruce is an Honorary visiting professor in Early Childhood at Roehampton University. Jenny Spratt is Head of EYFS and Children's Centre Services for Peterborough Local Authority
Description : In the past several years, models of multi-tiered service delivery have emerged as a framework for supporting the needs of school-aged children in schools across the country and have received much attention in scholarly publications of education and related fields. Despite the needs of young children and the promise of early intervention, however, models of multi-tiered service delivery are only in the beginning stages of development in early childhood education settings such as preschools. This text provides early-childhood professionals with an introduction to tiered service delivery and practical considerations in the implementation of a multi-tier system of supports with particular emphasis on early childhood law and ethics, assessment and intervention, developmental disabilities, and family engagement.
Description : Focusing on communicating with young children with special needs, this text focuses on what needs to be done and how to achieve it through good communication practices, and provides a useful initial reference for those networking and liaising on behalf of the child. The book also gathers together a range of information from different contexts which will help those involved save time, limit confusion and ensure that the needs of the child are fully addressed.
Description : This volume examines the many aspects of the integration of ICT into the school of the future. It describes the experiences of different countries in developing models of schools of the future with ICT at the foundation. It provides insights into the essential conditions for developing future new learning environments supported by ICT. It includes perspectives from both developed and developing countries as they prepare for future educational systems of the Information Age.
Description : The only textbook addressing communication based intervention for children under the age of three years, this work identifies children at-risk for developmental delay, details effective assessment and intervention, and provides insight on the unique needs of families. This work offers effective strategies for early intervention professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, early childhood education, social work, psychology, and parent education. With extensive information on meonatal intensive care nursery factors, this completely updated edition features a wide range of transdisciplinary intervention approaches, backed up by solid efficacy data.
Description : This book looks at the challenges of restructuring services and working with people with different training and working practices. It suggests that the way staff work together will impact on the service offered to children and their families. It explains how to be an effective member of the team and encourage confident and open communication between colleagues. It looks at what makes an effective team; discusses how the organisational set-up affects the practice positively or negatively; suggests ways for creating listening environments where colleagues can discuss differences; and emphasises the importance of developing professional learning together.
Description : Uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine how to work with young disabled children within a typical preschool and day care setting and offers collaboration and communication techniques for creating classrooms where all children can learn.